Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO & Kansas City

McCallum Place is a nationally acclaimed eating disorder treatment center that has helped change the lives of individuals who struggle with binge-eating disorder. Proudly serving St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, McCallum Place is the premier provider of eating disorder treatment for people of all genders age 10 and older.

Binge Eating Disorder and Treatment

Binge eating, also known as overeating, is the process of consuming large quantities of food even past the point of feeling full. Binge eating disorder is a type of eating disorder and emotional disorder that is characterized by frequent binge eating episodes. Individuals suffering from binge eating disorder will often feel ashamed and disgusted during or following binge eating episodes but are unable to stop due to a loss of control. This can lead to poor self-image, guilt, and depression.

Because large quantities of food are typically consumed during binges, individuals with binge eating disorder may be slightly overweight or suffer from severe obesity. Additionally, while individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder will not take any extreme purging behaviors following binge eating like those with bulimia would, they may attempt frequent diets in order to compensate for binge eating behaviors and the large amount of calories consumed during binges.

At McCallum Place we offer comfortable surrounding for those suffering from Binge Eating.  As part of the individualized treatment plan for patients diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder we offer specialized groups for those within the community.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential assessment to see if our Binge Eating programs in St. Louis or Kansas City are right for you.

Because large quantities of food are typically consumed during binges, individuals with binge eating disorder may be slightly overweight or suffer from severe obesity. Additionally, while individuals who suffer from binge eating disorder will not take any extreme purging behaviors following binge eating like those with bulimia would, they may attempt frequent diets in order to compensate for binge eating behaviors and the large amount of calories consumed during binges.

Common Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

  • A sense of lack of control over eating
  • Keeping food to eat in secret
  • Feeling embarrassed by how much you are eating
  • Eating beyond hunger and fullness

Patients who have not been able to stop Binge Eating with outpatient care may benefit from having more structured treatment. Restoration of a regular eating pattern is key to stopping Binge Eating. When Binge Eating subsides, we work on developing other strategies for self-regulation. Partial-hospital may help those who binge eat daily and showing out of control weight gain. Patients who struggle with binge eating and purging behaviors may respond to treatments that target emotion regulation, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, which use cognitive reappraisal techniques, anticipation, mindfulness and exposures. In

St. Louis, Webster Wellness Professionals offers focused evidence-based treatment for those who are first starting treatment for binge eating.

Our treatment centers are nationally recognized for the level of quality care and positive outcomes from a variety of eating disorder treatment programs. McCallum Place has treatment centers in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas that each offer several different types of care that we specially tailor to each persons’ needs.

Because Binge Eating Disorder is often times linked with depression, anxiety and stress, our treatment programs include several different kinds of therapy that can help with feeling a better sense of control, developing better ways of communicating with others and learning how to handle stressful situations. McCallum Place is here to help overcome the eating disorder and binge eating cycle, no matter your age or gender.

We work well with high weight patients and our staff are trained to reduce and address weight stigma. We have bariatric furniture and scales and can address the medical complications associated with overweight as well.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder like Binge Eating Disorder, we can help. McCallum Place provides completely free and confidential pre-admission assessments to help you decide what type of treatment may be a good fit.

A Multifaceted Approach

While binge eating is classified as an eating disorder, this disorder is not simply a behavior problem, but it is also linked to a number of emotional issues that can both trigger and result from binge eating behaviors. This includes depression, interpersonal problems, poor self-image, and/or self-loathing. Individuals will often feel compelled to binge as a result of emotional problems including depression or loneliness. However, they may also feel increased feelings of self-loathing, disgust, or depression as well as a reduced self-image following binge eating. This is known as the cycle of binge eating and is one reason why binge eating is so difficult to overcome.

The best treatment to stop binge eating is to follow an eating disorder treatment program that addresses the behavioral and dietary problems as well as the underlying emotional issues and behaviors that an individual has developed. McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City have a specific program for binge eating disorder to help individuals stop the binge eating cycle and overcome the disorder.

In addition to helping you learn about and establish healthy and balanced eating patterns, we will offer psychotherapy treatment to address and overcome interpersonal issues, depression, anxiety, or other emotional problems fueling your compulsion to binge eat.

The main types of psychotherapy utilized to stop binge eating include:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy: This treatment approach will help you learn how to stop binge eating by helping learn to cope with issues that trigger binge eating behavior, such as negative feelings about your body or a depressed mood. It can also help give you a better sense of control over your behavior and eating patterns.
  • Interpersonal Therapy: This therapy focuses on your current relationships with other people. It will evaluate and help improve how you interact with others and help you develop strategies for dealing with relationship and communication problems.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: This therapy helps patients learn behavior skills to stop binge eating. For example, DBT will help you to tolerate stress, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others.

As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.

– A Former Resident
Marks of Quality Care
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis